Android App Development has seen a large boom in the last decade or so. Developers are working tirelessly in developing new technologies and making apps more efficient. New frameworks and libraries are evolving every year. And so the trends in Android Development are changing continuously. Let us take a look at the latest trends in Android App Development.
Kotlin is one of the recent languages based on Java Virtual Machine. It became the official Android language in 2017. Kotlin provides the developer with all the modern features required for Android development. And since its inception, it has been of the best fit for developing efficient Android applications.
Modularity and efficient architecture is the most significant part of any application development. Different kinds of developers use different design pattern techniques. This helps in maintaining separate modules in your app. One of the latest design patterns – MVVM brings a new innovative approach to app development. MVVM allows simpler unit testing as the layers are not dependent on the View.
AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages helps in creating web apps. Web apps work on a browser and are not very different from Android applications. The sole difference is that the web apps require a browser. The users who do not want to search and download a company’s Android app usually open up web apps. It has all the similar functionalities and features as that of an android app. It uses HTML5 to create dynamic web pages.
MFS or Mobile Finance Service apps have really entered and dominated the android market for past couple of years. Cashless transactions have made a common life simpler. This has resulted in more and more MFS apps being developed every year. Apps like PayPal, MobiKwik, PayTM are some of the examples. These apps are not only used for petty transactions but also facilitate bill payments, mobile and DTH recharges etc. Some apps also provide the features to transfer money from a bank account to another.
There is still a lot of areas unreached by the Android development and hence it offers a perfect opportunity to enter this field at the moment. The trends do not change as much and new technologies often help in improving the previous code.